Photos by Tommy Ton of Liz Goldwyn for NOWNESS.
When I saw NOWNESS' twitter update today that they had a story about Liz Goldwyn, I immediately knew I had to read it. Unlike most children of iconic Hollywood families, Liz has always seemed more interesting and more hard-working. Her documentary about burlesque, Pretty Things, was a wonderful and engaging look at the women who created this art form and I've heard great things about the accompanying book. My interest in Goldwyn has always lay more with her personal style, though, as she is a huge vintage collector, and can always be seen in a stunning antique dress with her signature red lips at many LA parties. The interview on Nowness is short but definitely worth a read- if only to get a frisson of jealously over her climate controlled storage space for her vintage collection. In the accompanying images Goldwyn is photographed in a red and black version of Thea Porter's iconic Gypsy dress. Probably the most interesting thing about this (beyond the fact that it is a truly beautiful dress), is that she has been photographed for a magazine wearing it before- below is a scan from Self Service, Fall/Winter 2001, with Goldwyn in the same piece. It's nice to know that she is willing to be photographed, not just wear, an article of clothing again- it always seems as though all of these gorgeous vintage pieces are worn by celebrities for one occasion and then disappear into a cupboard for another thirty years or so...
Labels: burlesque, collecting, liz goldwyn, nowness, thea porter, vintage